Schools

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Whitewater High School band students go to 'State'

Eight members of the Whitewater High School Band program were named to the 2011 Georgia Music Educator’s Association All-State Band/Orchestra. Laura Dudley (French Horn), Carly Grayson (Flute), Lauren Milner (French Horn), Amy Melton (French Horn), Jay Newsome (Saxophone), Anna Rainwater (French Horn) and Kyle Vice (Trumpet) traveled to Savannah to rehearse and perform with these groups in early March.

More than 3,000 students from across Georgia audition for these All-State Ensembles and must pass through two rigorous and competitive auditions before being selected.

Willis Elementary holds Fine Art Night Tuesday

The Willis Road Elementary School Art Department invites area residents to “Express Yourself” at its first Fine Arts Night on Tuesday, March 22 from 5-8 p.m.

The event will include the Willis Road Elementary Chorus at 6 p.m. followed by music from the 5th grade class at 7 p.m.

The gallery exhibits will include student artwork, a silent auction benefiting the school’s art department, the Sip-N-Stroll Cafe and classical guitar entertainment.

This is a donation only event.

Willis Elementary School is located at 430 Willis Road in Sharpsburg.

Coweta continues 1-cent sales tax for schools

Coweta County voters on March 15 voted overwhelmingly to continue the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST). Read More»

New Chatt Hills Charter School hires principal

The board of directors of the new Chattahoochee Hills Charter School (CHCS) announced this week that New Orleans educator Duke J. Bradley, III has been hired as the school’s principal. The regional charter school will open its doors for the first time in August and will serve three cities in south Fulton County Fulton and the unincorporatd areas of Fulton, Coweta, Fayette, Douglas and Carroll counties. Read More»

20-minute focus period coming to Fayette high schools in Aug.

The Fayette County Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously to expand the 20-minute instructional focus period to the county’s three remaining high schools beginning in August.

The move follows that of Sandy Creek High School and Fayette County High School where the 20-minute period had been previously added. School staff, students and principals recently advocated for including the 20-minute period at Whitewater, Starr’s Mill and McIntosh high schools. Read More»

Tiger Run Car Show set for Saturday

Tiger Run Car Show set for Saturday

On Saturday, Mar. 19, the Fayette County High School Class of 2011 will sponsor the third annual spring Tiger Run Car Show in the FCHS stadium parking lot from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Anyone wishing to enter a car should contact Sherry Van de Motter at 770-402-3447 or Laura Johnson at 678-938-8073.  Cars can register before the show from 11 a.m. - noon for a $25 fee or they can pre-register for a $20 fee before Mar. Read More»

Fayette’s First Army JROTC seeks cadets/instructors

History is in the making as the Fayette County Public School System brings its second ever Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program online next year.

After years of waiting for approval from the U.S. Army ROTC, Fayette County High finally got the go ahead to offer the Army JROTC program for the 2011-2012 school year. This marks the second JROTC program for the school system; Air Force JROTC was established at Sandy Creek High nine years ago. Read More»

Coweta E-SPLOST vote coming March 15

Coweta County voters on March 15 will have their say on whether the Coweta County School System’s current 1-cent sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) will be continued. If passed by voters, revenues from the March 15 referendum will fund new schools, school additions and renovations, buses, land, textbooks and technology.

The current E-SPLOST expires in June 2012. If approved by voters the continued 1-cent sales tax would be in effect until mid-2017.
The five-year E-SPLOST carries a maximum revenue of $130 million.

The stated use of the revenues received is for: Read More»

Limited Coweta Pre-K applications taken through March 18

The Coweta County School System is currently taking applications for a limited number of Pre-K slots. Interested parents have until March 18 to submit applications for the Pre-K lottery that will be held later that day.

School system spokesperson Dean Jackson said parents who wish to secure a spot for their child in next year’s Coweta County School System pre-kindergarten classes can do so at their child’s district school. Read More»

Miss Starr's Mill 2011 crowned

Miss Starr's Mill 2011 crowned

 The 10th annual Miss Starr’s Mill High School Scholarship Pageant was held recently at Willie Duke Auditorium. The scholarship pageant is a fundraiser for the SMHS drama department. Finalists for 2011 were, from left, Carolyn Balkovetz, 2nd Runner Up and the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Dr. Jay Burney and Digestive Health Care of Georgia; Leoghain Strnad, 1st Runner Up and the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from The Southern Federal Credit Union; Liz Buckalew, Miss Starr’s Mill 2011 and the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from Dr. Read More»